Category Archives: Luke

January 1 – Angelic messengers

Read Luke 1:1-38; 2:1-21 From the readings for today, you might think that we are like the retail stores around us…trying to get an early start on Christmas.  Indeed, these are some of the classic pre-Christmas and Christmas Bible texts.  Regardless of … Continue reading

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November 16 – 35 Prayers in the Bible – Simeon

Read Luke 2:21-32 In today’s reading, verse 25 tells us of Simeon. Other than saying he lived in Jerusalem, what Luke wanted us to know first and foremost was that Simeon was righteous and devout. My mind instantly thinks, “If … Continue reading

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September 25: Open Letters – Dear Solitude

Read Luke 5: 15-16 Dear Solitude, I like you and I don’t. You are good and you are evil. Like a coin with two sides. Heads! Solitude, on one side, you are good: “Yet the news about him spread all … Continue reading

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August 18: Contentment in Christ

Read Luke 22:35 In Luke 22:35, “Jesus asked [his disciples], ‘When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?’ ‘Nothing,’ they answered.” We need to remember that in Jesus we lack nothing. We have everything we need to … Continue reading

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August 10: How Pride Leads to Deception

Read Luke 20:19-26 Shame and guilt color my memories of our conversation. He’d asked a question and I answered with untruth. I’d been trying to protect my reputation, and just like that, my integrity was gone. I know both sides … Continue reading

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July 13: Wait, I’m supposed to hate my parents?

Read Luke 14:25-35 Hate is a strong word.  We’ve heard it a lot in the news the last few years.  No matter what side you’re on or what the issue is, hate is heavy.  I think we can all agree … Continue reading

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June 28: God the Father

Read Luke 15:11-31 This week we are digging deeper into the names of God and He is often referred to as “Abba” or the Father. My heart always smiles at this, because there is such intimacy related in this role, … Continue reading

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